Post # 1
I took my wedding invite to the post office to get it weighed… and priced out. It does NOT feel (to me) any heavier than anything else I send. The post office worker as me if it was for a wedding, and I said “yes”. He told me 61cents. I was in disbelief and mailed one to my parents with a reg stamp… AND THEY GOT IT TODAY!
So what is the deal?
Post # 3
Oh man! Are you serious?! Everyone’s trying to get in on the expensive wedding pricing!
Post # 4
Could it be because of the shape? I mailed my sister’s invites today and they were 61 cents as well. I knew they would be though b/c the invite box said that they would require extra postage. What shocked me was that the post office wanted to charge me 64 cents per envelope to hand cancel the invites. Needless to say, I declined.
Post # 5
My friend went and did her invites….Inside her invites were simply 2 pieces of cardstock and an envolope – nothing special and the envelope was a regular size. I’ve gotten regular letters weighing more…they ALSO charged her $.61!!!! And I think it might be because of the “wedding stamp”.
Post # 6
Awe man! I hope they are not trying to scam. I have to mail out about two hundred invites. I will make sure to get postcard Save-The-Date Cards now because that may be the only way to cut costs.
Post # 7
The post offices here have an automated postal calculator thing that weighs your package/envelope and tells you how much the postage is. Maybe we would be better off using one of those instead of trusting the postal workers?
Post # 8
Thanks… I think I will go to my local sbux tomorrow and have them weigh the damn thing!
Post # 9
I went to the scale, not the counter. Mine weighed .8 ounces, so I figured I was good with a regular stamp. I didn’t want the wedding stamp anyway.
The extra postage could also be because of the size shape.
And last, post offices aren’t always consistent–my cousin mailed her wedding invite with a regular stamp. My parents got theirs, I had to pay an extra 17 cents to get mine.
Moral of the story, weigh and measure your invite and check the specs online.